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Clare GAA
Irish: An Clár CLG
Province: Munster
Nickname(s): The Banner County
Ground(s): Cusack Park, Ennis
NFL: Division 3
NHL: Division 1A
Football Championship: Sam Maguire Cup
Hurling Championship: Liam McCarthy Cup
Ladies' Gaelic football: Brendan Martin Cup
Camogie: O'Duffy Cup
Standard kit

The Clare County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Contae an Chláir) or Clare GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Clare.

Cusack Park[edit]

Cusack Park (Páirc Uí Chíosóg in Irish) is a GAA stadium located in the town of Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. It is the home of the Clare Gaelic football and hurling teams. Named after the founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association, Michael Cusack, the ground has had a capacity of about 28,000 (mostly terraced), but following a 2011 safety review, the certified capacity was reduced to 14,864. Three sides of the ground are terraced, the two areas behind the goals and one terraced length of the pitch which is also covered. The finals of the Clare Senior Hurling Championship and the Clare Senior Football Championship are held each year in the stadium.

Jersey Sponsorship[edit]

M. Donnelly
Pat O'Donnell
Pat O'Donnell & Co. Ltd.
Pat O'Donnell


Hurling has been played in Clare for centuries and Michael Cusack, founder of the GAA, was born in Carron in the north the county.

Michael Cusack Statue at Croke Park

Senior Hurling[edit]

At senior level, Clare have won 6 Munster titles and 4 All-Ireland championships.

Early Successes (1889-1932)

In 1899, Clare won their first provincial title after receiving a walkover from Kerry in the final. Clare contested the All-Ireland final, but lost to Dublin by 5-01 to 1-06.

Early Clare hurling team

1914 saw Clare claim another Munster title when they beat Cork by 3-02 to 3-01. Clare then defeated Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final by 6-06 to 0-00 to reach the All-Ireland final for the first time their history. In the final Clare beat Laois by 2-04 to 1-02 and Amby Power became the first man to captain Clare to an All-Ireland hurling title.

In 1932, Clare captured another provincial title, defeating Cork on a scoreline of 5-02 to 4-01. They went on to contest the All-Ireland final, but lost to Kilkenny by 3-03 to 2-03.

The Revolutionary Years Under Ger Loughnane (1995-2000)

After losing Munster finals in 1993 and 1994, Len Gaynor was replaced as manager by Ger Loughnane. Clare made a return to the provincial decider in 1995 after a 2-13 to 3-09 victory over Cork in the semi-final. In the final minutes of the game, Cork were leading by two points when Clare earned a sideline which was taken by Fergie Tuohy. It travelled to the edge of the square, where Ollie Baker doubled on the sliotar, scoring a goal, to put Clare through. In the final, Clare faced Limerick. Clare dominated the game and ran out easy victors by 1-17 to 0-11. This was Clare's first Munster title in 63 years. In the All-Ireland semi-final, Clare played Galway. 2-01 from Ger O'Loughlin and 0-07 from Jamesie O'Connor saw Clare account for the tribesmen by 3-12 to 1-13. Offaly, reigning All-Ireland champions, awaited Clare in the final. In the second half, an Anthony Daly free rebounded off the post and fell to Eamonn Taaffe at the edge of the square, who sent the ball crashing to the back of the Offaly net. Clare ran out 1-13 to 2-08 victors.

In 1996, Clare were defeated in the opening round of the Munster Championship by Limerick on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-15. This put an end to Clare's championship.

In 1997, Clare defeated Kerry and Cork to qualify for the Munster final against Tipperary. The match was held in Cork and Clare edged a tight affair by 1-18 to 0-18. Clare defeated Kilkenny by 1-17 to 1-13 in the All-Ireland semi-final. In the subsequent All-Irelnad final, Clare were faced by Tipperary who went through the back door to reach the final. A late Tipperary goal saw the Premier county take lead but the teams were tied at 2-13 to 0-19 entering the closing stages. Jamesie O'Connor then scored a point to win Clare the All-Ireland. He finished the match with 0-07 and his outstanding performances throughout the year would see him win the Hurler of the Year award.

In 1998, Clare retained the Munster title. Clare defeated Cork by 0-21 to 0-13 to qualify for the final where they faced Waterford. A late goal from a Paul Flynn free tied the games at 1-16 to 3-10 and sent the match to a replay. Clare won out 2-16 to 0-10 winners. In the semi-final of the All-Ireland Clare faced Offaly. The game ended a draw, 1-13 apiece. In the replay Clare were leading in the closing stages by 2-10 to 1-16, however the referee accidentally blew the match up early. When the whistle blew there was disarray in Croke Park as the disgruntled Offaly supporters began a sit-down protest on the pitch. As the game hadn't been completed to 70 minutes, the semi final had to be replayed. On this occasion, Offaly won out by 0-16 to 0-13.

In 1999, Clare defeated Tipperary to qualify for the Munster final, and set up the possibility of Clare winning their third successive Munster title. Cork won on a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-14. In the All-Ireland quarter-final against Galway, Clare ran out victors by 3-18 to 2-14 after a replay. In the semi-final, Kilkenny beat Clare 2-14 to 1-13.

In the 2000 Championship, Clare lost their Munster semi-final to Tipperary on a scoreline of 2-19 to 1-14. This was to be Ger Loughnane's last match as Clare manager.

The Davy Fitzgerald Era (2012–present)

In 2012, Davy Fitzgerald began his tenure as Clare manager. At the time Clare had fallen down the game's pecking order, having not won a championship match since 2008 and they were also in the second tier of the Hurling League. Clare won Division 1B of the league to gain promotion for the following year. In the Munster Championship, Clare lost to Waterford by 2-17 to 1-18. Clare then faced Dublin in a Qualifier. In what was Tony Kelly's first senior game for the county, he scored 1-02 to help Clare win by 1-16 to 0-16.[1] In the next round Limerick beat Clare by 3-18 to 1-20.

In 2013, Clare won their Munster Quarter-Final against Waterford by 2-20 to 1-15, outscoring them by 2-12 to 0-06 in the second half. This was Clare's first win in Munster since 2008. In the Semi-Final, Clare lost to Cork by 0-23 to 0-15. Clare thenbeat Laois and Wexford in the qualifiers. This put Clare in the All-Ireland quarter-final where they beat Galway by 1-23 to 2-14. Munster Champions Limerick awaited Clare in the semi-final. An early Darach Honan goal helped Clare win out by 1-22 to 0-18 and qualify for their first final since 2002.[2] The All-Ireland final was held on September 8 and Clare were leading at half time. In the second half Cork scored three goals to get back into the game. With the sides level, Patrick Horgan scored to put Cork in the lead. Moments later, in injury-time, Domhnall O'Donovan pointed to send the game to a replay. Full-time score: 3-16 to 0-25.[3] On 28 September 2013, Clare won the replay by 5-16 to 3-16. Shane O'Donnell scored 3-03 to help Clare to victory. A Conor McGrath goal in the 61st minute was quickly followed by 3 points to put Clare 4-16 to 2-16 ahead. A late Stephen Moylan goal was cancelled out by a Darach Honan goal to see Clare win by 5-16 to 3-16.[4] Clare's centre-forward, Tony Kelly, was awarded the Young Hurler of the Year and Hurler of the Year awards.[5]

In 2014, Clare lost a Munster semi-final to Cork by 2-23 to 2-18. In Round 1 of the Qualifiers, 14-man Clare drew 2-25 apiece with Wexford.[6] In the replay in Wexford Park, despite being down to 13 men, Clare forced the game to extra-time before losing out by 2-25 to 2-22.[7]

Managerial History[edit]

Name Club From To All-Ireland titles Munster titles National Hurling League Waterford Crystal C'ship Record!
Justin McCarthy
Fr. Harry Bohan
Passage (Waterford)
1977 1980 1977 & 1978 - P9 / W4 D1 L4
1981 1983 - P5 /W2 D0 L3
Éamonn Cregan Claughaun (Limerick) 1984 1985 - P4 / W1 D1 L2
Séamus Durack Éire Óg, Ennis 1986 1989 - P8 / W3 D1 L4
Len Gaynor Cloughjordan (Tipperary) 1990 1994 1991 (Div. 2) - P9 / W4 D1 L5
Ger Loughnane Feakle 1995 2000 1995 & 1997 1995,1997 & 1998 - P23 / W13 D5 L5
Cyril Lyons Ruan 2001 2003 - P10 / W5 D0 L5
Anthony Daly Clarecastle 2004 2006 - P17 / W10 D1 L6
Tony Considine Cratloe 2007 2007 P5 / W3 D0 L2
Mike McNamara Scariff 2008 2009 2009 P6 / W2 D0 L4
Ger O'Loughlin Clarecastle 2010 2011 P4 / W0 D0 L4
Davy Fitzgerald Sixemilebridge 2012 Present 2013 2012 (Div. 1B) 2013 P14 / W7 D2 L5

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final Appearances[edit]

List of appearances
# Date Venue Opponent Result Clare Captain W/L/D
1 3 November 1889 Inchicore Dublin 1–06 : 5–01 John Considine L
2 18 October 1914 Croke Park Laois 2–04 : 2-02 Amby Power W
3 4 September 1932 Croke Park Kilkenny 2–03 : 3–03 John Joe 'Goggles' Doyle L
4 3 September 1995 Croke Park Offaly 1–13 : 2–08 Anthony Daly W
5 14 September 1997 Croke Park Tipperary 0–20 : 2–13 Anthony Daly W
6 8 September 2002 Croke Park Kilkenny 0–19 : 2–20 Brian Lohan L
7 8 September 2013 Croke Park Cork 0–25 : 3–16 Patrick Donnellan D
R 28 September 2013 Croke Park Cork 5–16 : 3–16 Patrick Donnellan W

Under-21 Hurling[edit]

At the Under-21 grade, Clare have won 4 Munster titles and 4 All-Irelands.

Under-21 Breakthrough (2009)

Clare lost 12 Munster Under 21 Hurling finals before finally making the breakthrough in 2009. In the opening round Clare defeated Limerick in Ennis to qualify for the final. In the final, they prevailed on a scoreline of 2-17 to 2-12 in Dungarven. Clare faced a highly fancied Galway side in the smi-final. The match could not be decided over the sixty minutes so extra-time was required. Eventually the Banner County prevailed on a scoreline of 3-23 to 5-15.[8] In September 2009, Clare won their first ever All-Ireland under-21 hurling title with a 0-15 to 0-14 win over Kilkenny at Croke Park. The match was a tight affair and was only decided after a late Cormac O'Donovan point. A second half contribution of 3 points from play from John Conlon was pivotal in helping Clare to victory.[9] Darach Honan received the Bord Gais Breakthrough award for 2009.

All-Ireland Treble (2012, 2013 & 2014)

In 2012, Clare easily accounted for Waterford in the Munster semi-final to qualify for the final against Tipperary. Going into injury time in the final, the Banner County trailed by a single point, but a late goal from second-half substitute, Niall Arthur, helped Clare win out by 1-16 to 1-14.[10] Clare then beat Antrim in the All-Ireland semi-final. In the final Clare outplayed Kilkenny and won on a scoreline of 2-17 to 2-11.[11] Clare retained their Munster and All-Ireland titles the following year. In the opening round of their 2013 campaign, Clare shook of a determined Waterford side to win 2-15 to 0-17. Clare once more faced Tipperary in the Munster final, this time in Thurles. Clare emerged victorious once more, winning 1-17 to 2-10.[12] In the All-Ireland semi-final, Clare easily accounted for Galway, defeating the tribesman by 1-16 to 0-07. They went on to successfully defend their All-Ireland title by defeating Antrim by 2-28 to 0-12.[13] In 2014, Clare defeated Limerick by 2-20 to 1-14 to reach the Munster semi-final where, after extra-time, they defeated Tipperary by 5-19 to 1-25.[14] In what was their sixth final in seven years, Clare easily accounted for Cork, winning by 1-28 to 1-13. This was the first time any Clare team had won three consecutive provincial titles.[15] Clare qualified for their third successive All-Ireland Under-21 final after beating Antrim on a scoreline of 4-28 to 1-10. Clare completed the All-Ireland treble when they defeated Wexford by 2-20 to 3-11 in Thurles.[16]

All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Final Appearances[edit]

List of appearances
# Date Venue Opponent Result Clare Captain W/L/D
1 13 September 2009 Croke Park, Dublin Kilkenny 0-15 : 0–14 Ciarán O'Doherty W
2 15 September 2012 Semple Stadium Kilkenny 2–17 : 2-11 Conor McGrath W
3 14 September 2013 Semple Stadium Antrim 2–28 : 0–12 Paul Flanagan W
4 13 September 2014 Semple Stadium Wexford 2-20 : 3–11 Tony Kelly W

Minor Hurling[edit]

Clare have won 4 Munster Championships and 1 All-Ireland in the minor grade.

Arrival On The Scene (1981 & 1989)

Clare won the Munster Minor title for the first time in 1981, defeating Tipperary by two points, 3-13 to 3-11. Clare didn't qualify for the final again until 1989. This time Limerick were the opposition and Clare prevailed once more, winning by a single point, 2-13 to 2-12. Clare went on to qualify for the All-Ireland final but were defeated by Offaly by 2-16 to 1-12.

All-Ireland Success (1997)

Clare's only All-Ireland title in the minor grade arrived in 1997 when the county's minors completed a double with the seniors, who defeated Tipperary on the same day. The minor team went through the backdoor after losing the Munster final to Tipperary by 2-13 to 1-13. Clare qualified for the final by beating Antrim by 0-13 to 1-04 and then defeating Kilkenny in the semi-final on a scoreline of 0-13 to 1-07. In the final Clare emerged victorious defeating Galway by 1-11 to 1-09.

Back-to-Back Munster Minor Titles (2010 & 2011)

In 2010, Clare were beaten by Waterford in the opening round of the Munster Championship, but they would make their way to the competition's semi-final after beating Kerry and Tipperary, by 0-17 to 1-13, in the play-offs. In the semi-final, Clare edged out Limerick on a scoreline of 1-17 to 2-12. In the final, Clare exacted revenge on Waterford for their opening round defeat and won by 1-16 to 1-11.[17] Clare beat Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final by 0-20 to 2-13. In the final, Clare lost Kilkenny 2-10 to 0-14.[18] Clare then proceeded to retain their Munster crown in 2011. Clare easily accounted for Kerry in the opening round and in the semi-final, defeated Tipperary on a by 3-13 to 1-13. Clare won the final, by beating Waterford by 1-20 to 3-09 and were the first Clare team to retain their provincial crown.[19] In the All-Ireland semi-final, Galway defeated Clare, 1-23 to 1-18, after extra-time. Clare missed out on a three in a row when they lost the 2012 final to Tipperary, 1-16 to 1-12.

All-Ireland Minor Hurling Final Appearances[edit]

List of appearances
# Date Venue Opponent Result Clare Captain W/L/D
1 3 September 1989 Croke Park, Dublin Offaly 1-12 : 2–16 L
2 14 September 1997 Croke Park, Dublin Galway 1–11 : 1-09 John Reddan W
3 5 September 2010 Croke Park, Dublin Kilkenny 0–14 : 2-10 Paul Flanagan L


All-Ireland Championship
Provincial Championship
National League

Noted Hurlers[edit]

Since the All-Stars began in 1971, 28 Clare players have amassed a total of 49 All-Star Awards.

Multi All Star Winners
Awards Players
Brian Lohan (1995, 1996, 1997 & 2002) & Jamesie O'Connor (1995, 1997, 1998 & 2001)
Seanie McMahon (1995, 1997 & 1998), Anthony Daly (1994, 1995 & 1998) & Seamus Durack (1977, 1978 & 1981)
Brendan Bugler (2012 & 2013), Colin Lynch (1997 & 2002), Davy Fitzgerald (1995 & 2002), Ollie Baker (1995 & 1998), Liam Doyle (1995 & 1997), Ger O'Loughlin (1995 & 1997), Johnny Callinan (1979 & 1981), Johnny McMahon (1976 & 1977) & Ger Loughnane (1974 & 1977)
David McInerney (2013), Patrick Donnellan (2013), Conor Ryan (2013), Colm Galvin (2013), Tony Kelly (2013), Conor McGrath (2013), Pádraic Collins (2013), Tony Griffin (2006), Niall Gilligan (1999), Frank Lohan (1999), Séan Stack (1981), Colm Honan (1978), Noel Casey (1978) & Mick Moroney (1977)
Hurler of the Year winners
Award Players
All-Stars HOTY Tony Kelly (2013), Jamesie O'Connor (1997) & Brian Lohan (1995)
Texaco HOTY Tony Kelly (2013), Jamesie O'Connor (1997) & Seanie McMahon (1995)
Under-21 HOTY Colm Galvin (2014), David McInerney (2013), Séadna Morey (2012) & Darach Honan (2009)
Young HOTY Tony Kelly (2013)

Since the foundation of the Under-21 All-Star Awards in 2013, 12 Clare players have amassed 15 awards.

Multi U-21 All Star Winners
Awards Players
Tony Kelly (2013 & 2014), Seadna Morey (2013 & 2014) & Colm Galvin (2013 & 2014)
Conor Cleary (2014), Jamie Shanahan (2014), Eoin Enright (2014), Aaron Cunningham (2014), David McInerney (2013), Pádraic Collins (2013), Ronan Taffe (2013), Paul Flanagan (2013) & Alan O'Neil (2013)
Munster Under-21 Hurler Of The Year
Munster Minor Hurler Of The Year

Current hurling squad[edit]

No. Player Position Club
1 Donal Tuohy Goalkeeper Crusheen
2 Paul Flanagan Right Corner Back Ballyea
3 Cian Dillon Full Back Crusheen
4 David McInerney Left Corner Back Tulla
5 Brendan Bugler Right Half Back Whitegate
6 Conor Ryan Centre Back Cratloe
7 Pat O'Connor Left Half Back Tubber
8 Patrick Donnellan Midfield O'Callaghan Mills
9 Colm Galvin Midfield Clonlara
10 John Conlon Right Half Forward Clonlara
11 Tony Kelly Centre Forward Ballyea
12 Shane Golden Left Half Forward Sixmilebridge
13 Conor McGrath Right Corner Forward Cratloe
14 Shane O'Donnell Full Forward Éire Óg, Ennis
15 Aaron Cunningham Left Corner Forward Wolfe Tones na Sionna
No. Player Position Club
16 Patrick Kelly Substitute Inagh-Kilnamona
17 Jack Browne Substitute Ballyea
18 Domhnall O'Donovan Substitute Clonlara
19 Séadna Morey Substitute Sixmilebridge
20 Cillian Duggan Substitute Clooney Quin
21 Conor Cleary Substitute Kilmaley
22 Bobby Duggan Substitute Clarecastle
23 Cathal Malone Substitute Ennistymon
24 David Reidy Substitute Éire Óg, Ennis
25 Darach Honan Substitute Clonlara
26 Gearóid O'Connell Substitute Ballyea

Squad as per Clare vs Dublin, 2015 National Hurling League, Round 4, 14 March 2015

Clare Hurling Clubs[edit]

Team Munster Titles Years won All Ireland Titles Years won
1. Colours of Clare.svg Sixmilebridge 3 1984, 1995 & 2000 1 1996
2. Colours of Galway.svg St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield 2 1998 & 1999 1 1999
3. Colours of Roscommon.svg Newmarket-on-Fergus 2 1967 & 1968
4. Colours of Sligo.svg Clarecastle 1 1997
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Wolfe Tones, Shannon 1 1996


Camogie was established by County Secretary, Mick Hennessy, of Clooney in 1934. Peggy Nagle of Ennistymon and Sheila Carroll of Lahinch revived the game in 1958. Under Camogie’s National Development Plan 2010-2015, “Our Game, Our Passion,”[21] five new camogie clubs are to be established in the county by 2015.


All-Ireland Championship
  • All-Ireland Junior Camogie Championship: 4
    • 1974, 1981, 1986, 2008
  • All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship: 3
    • 1993, 1995, 1999

Gaelic football[edit]

Senior Football[edit]

Clare have won 2 Munster Football titles at senior level.

A First Munster title And All-Ireland Final Appearance (1917)

Clare won their first Munster Senior Football Championship in 1917, defeating Cork on a scoreline of 5-4 to 0-1. This was after losing deciders in 1912 and 1915 to Kerry and in 1916 to Cork. Clare were then faced by Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final and emerged victorious by 2-1 to 0-5. However, in that year's All-Ireland Final, Clare were narrowly defeated by Wexford on a scoreline of 0-9 to 0-5. Wexford had won the All-Ireland in 1915 & 1916 and would complete a four in-a-row in 1918.

A Second Munster title (1992)

Clare football's greatest day since arrived in 1992 when, under the stewardship of John Maughan of Mayo, they won their second Munster Senior Football Championship by beating Kerry in the final in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick by 2-10 to 0-12. This victory was aided in no small part by two second half goals from Colm Clancy and Martin Daly. This victory was also historic in that it is the only year from 1936 to the present day that neither Kerry nor Cork were crowned Munster champions. Clare's luck would run out however and in the All-Ireland Semi-final, they went down to Dublin on a scoreline of 3-14 to 2-12. Full back on the team of 1992 was Seamus Clancy, brother of full-forward Colm, and he was rewarded for his outstanding performances in the 1992 championship with a place on the All-Star team of that year.

Managerial history[edit]

Name Club From To All-Ireland titles Munster titles All-Ireland 'B'/Tommy Murphy Cup McGrath Cup Record
John Maughan Castlebar Mitchels (Mayo) 1991 1994 1992 1991 1991 & 1994 P6 / W2 D0 L4
John O'Keefe Austin Stacks (Kerry) 1995 1997 1995 & 1997 P5 / W1 D1 L3
Tommy Curtin 1998 1999 P2 / W0 D0 L2
Pat Begley 2000 2001 2000 P5 / W2 D0 L3
John Kennedy Asdee (Kerry) 2002 2004 2002 & 2004 P8 / W2 D0 L6
Donie Buckley Castleisland Desmonds (Kerry) 2005 2006 P7 / W3 D0 L4
Páidí Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht (Kerry) 2007 2007 P1 / W0 D0 L1
Frank Doherty (Galway) 2008 2009 2008 P4 / W1 D0 L3
Michael McDermott Kilmurry Ibrickane 2010 2012 P7 / W1 D0 L6
Mick O'Dwyer Waterville (Kerry) 2013 2013 P2 / W0 D0 L2
Colm Collins Cratloe 2014 Present - P5 / W2 D1 L2

All-Ireland Senior Football Final Appearances[edit]

List of appearances
# Date Venue Opponent Result W/L/D
1 9 December 1917 Croke Park, Dublin Wexford 0–05 : 0–09 L

Notable Performances[edit]

Munster Final: Clare 5-04 Cork 0-01 (Clare's first Munster title)
All-Ireland S-F: Clare 2-01 Galway 0-05
All-Ireland Final: Wexford 0-09 Clare 0-05 (Wexford's third successive All-Ireland title. They made it four in-a-row in 1918)
Munster S-F: Clare 3-07 Kerry 1-08
Munster Final: Clare 2-10 Kerry 0-12 (Clare's second Munster title)
All-Ireland S-F: Dublin 3-14 Clare 2-12
Munster S-F: Clare 2-13 Cork 1-14
Qualifier: Clare 1-15 Sligo 1-07
Qualifier: Clare 0-12 Westmeath 0-09 (Paidi Ó Sé's Westmeath were the 2004 Leinster Champions)
Qualifier: Down 1-13 Clare 1-12 (Down lost the previous year's All-Ireland final to Cork by a point & had 3 All-Stars)
League Final: Tipperary 1-16 Clare 1-15 (Division 4 League final. Despite defeat, Clare gained promotion to Division 3 for 2015)
Munster S-F: Kerry 1-17 Clare 1-13 (Kerry would subsequently become the Munster & All-Ireland Champions)
Qualifier: Kildare 0-13 Clare 0-12 (Kildare were operating out of Division 1 in the League, while Clare were in Division 4)

Minor Football[edit]

Clare have won one All-Ireland and three Munster titles at minor level. They won the first of their three Munster Minor Football Championships defeating Waterford in 192. Clare then proceeded to qualify for the inaugural All-Ireland Minor Football Final. In the final they faced Longford and prevailed by 5-03 to 3-05, to crown Clare All-Ireland Minor Champions. Clare defeated Tipperary in the 1930 Munster final to retain their provincial crown. The Banner County had to wait until 1953 for another Munster title. On this occasion Clare defeated Cork in the decider.

All-Ireland Minor Football Final Appearances[edit]

List of appearances
# Date Venue Opponent Result W/L/D
1 22 September 1929 Croke Park, Dublin Longford 5-03 : 3–05 W
2 27 September 1953 Croke Park, Dublin Mayo 1-06 : 2-11 L


All-Ireland Championship
  • All-Ireland Senior B Football Championships: 1
    • 1991
  • All-Ireland Minor Football Championships: 1
    • 1929
Provincial Championship
  • Munster Senior Football Championships: 2
    • 1917, 1992
  • Munster Minor Football Championships: 3
    • 1929, 1930, 1953
  • Munster Junior Football Championship: 1
    • 1925
  • McGrath Cup: 12
    • 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2008

Noted Footballers[edit]

Multi All Star Winners
Awards Players
Seamus Clancy (1992)

Current football squad[edit]

  • Manager: Colm Collins (Cratloe)
  • Coach: Ephie Fitgerald (Ballylanders)
  • Selectors: Ger Keane (St. Senan's Kilkee)
No. Player Position Club
1 Joe Hayes Goalkeeper Lissycasey
2 Shane Hickey Right Corner Back Kilmurry Ibrickane
3 Kevin Hartnett Full Back Meelick
4 Martin McMahon Left Corner Back Kilmurry Ibrickane
5 Jamie Malone Right Half Back Corofin
6 Gordon Kelly Centre Back St. Josephs Miltown Malbay
7 Ciarán Russell Left Half Back Éire Óg Inis
8 Gary Brennan Midfield Clondegad
9 Shane McGrath Midfield Thomas Davis-Dublin
10 Séan Collins Right Half Forward Cratloe
11 Enda Coughlan Centre Forward Kilmurry Ibrickane
12 Shane Brennan Left Half Forward Clondegad
13 Pádraic Collins Right Corner Forward Cratloe
14 David Tubridy Full Forward Doonbeg
15 Rory Donnelly Left Corner Forward Cooraclare
No. Player Position Club
Sub Pierce De Loughrey Goalkeeper Cratloe
Sub Laurence Healy Defender Ennistymon
Sub Shane McNeilis Defender Kildysart
Sub Dean Ryan Defender Éire Óg Inis
Sub Cathal O'Connor Midfielder Coolmeen
Sub Podge McMahon Forward Clondegad
Sub Martin O'Leary Forward Kilmihil
Sub Eoin Cleary Forward St. Josephs Miltown Malbay

Squad as per Clare vs Kildare (All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 3 July 19, 2014)

Clare Football Clubs[edit]

Team Munster Titles Winning Years All-Ireland Finalists Years
1. Colours of Mayo.svg Kilmurry-Ibrickane 2 2004 & 2009 1 2009/2010
2. Colours of Sligo.svg Doonbeg 1 1998

Ladies Gaelic football[edit]


All-Ireland Championship
  • All-Ireland Junior Ladies' Football Championship: 2
    • 1991, 1996
  • All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies' Football Championship: 3
    • 1991, 1994, 2009
  • All-Ireland Under-18 Ladies' Football Championship: 2
    • 1989, 1990
  • All-Ireland Under-16 Ladies' Football Championship: 4
    • 1985, 1987, 1990, 1994
Provincial Championship
  • Munster Senior Ladies' Football Championship: 1
    • 2001
  • Munster Junior Ladies' Football Championship: 6
    • 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996, 2006
National League
  • Ladies' Football National league: 1
    • 2001
  • Ladies' Football National League Div 2: 4
    • 1990, 1991, 2000, 2008
  • Ladies' Football National League Div 3: 1
    • 2008

See also[edit]


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